Supply disruptions or medicine shortages can occur as a result of a temporary lockdown of manufacturing sites in areas affected by COVID-19, travel restrictions impacting exports or an increased demand. Some Member States are experiencing shortages due to an increased demand for some medicines. Information on medicine shortages is provided mostly through the relevant national registers or has to be acquired through the national competent authority.
EMA provides a list of national registers in the EU and EEA Member States containing information on medicine shortages in these individual countries.
For information on ongoing medicine shortages in the EU, patients and healthcare professionals can check:
The relevant national shortages registers;
EMA's shortages catalogue;
Websites of national competent authorities.
- Landing Page
- Geographical Coverage
- Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Belgium, Austria, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Germany, Czechia, Spain, Denmark, Finland, Estonia, United Kingdom, France, Croatia, Greece, Ireland, Hungary, Lithuania, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg
- European Union Open Data Portal
- related resource
European Medicines Agency